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Understanding Attitude in Intercultural Virtual Communication

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Understanding Attitude in Intercultural Virtual Communication focuses on attitude, the “willingness to explore, learn and participate in online networks, collaborate with others, share ideas, knowledge, media and contribute to the collective construction of knowledge” (Helm & Guth, 2010, p. 81) in telecollaborative encounters. Recent studies have suggested that, to ensure successful virtual collaboration, interpersonal factors such as identity, rapport and trust are essential and the development of these factors relies heavily on the attitudinal dimension and how participants chose to reflect it in their interaction (Oskoz & Gimeno-Sanz, in press; Vinagre & Corral, 2018; Vinagre & Corral, forthcoming). In telecollaboration, research on the participants’ use of attitudinal resources has been mostly content-based and Byram’s (1997) model of intercultural competence the approach most widely used for analysis. More recently, studies have looked at attitude from a linguistic perspective, and frameworks such as appraisal (Martin & White, 2005) that examine L2 learners’ attitudes and ideological positions have been employed. Despite these efforts, research in this field is still scarce and this volume aims to further explore this topic by gathering contributions in which a variety of approaches and perspectives have been taken to investigate attitude in virtual communication.

Published: Apr 1, 2020


Section Chapter Authors
Introduction Ana Oskoz, Margarita Vinagre
Chapter 1
Reconsidering Attitude as a Relational, Negotiated Sociocognitive Construct Zsuzsanna Abrams
Chapter 2
Intercultural Virtual Communication and Novice Learners: Attitudes, Perception and Beliefs Lyudmila Klimanova, Valentina Vinokurova
Chapter 3
Exploring Attitude in Bilingual Virtual Exchanges: A Linguistic Perspective Margarita Vinagre , Ana Oskoz
Chapter 4
Participation, (Non-)linguistic Choices, and Attitudes in an East-West Telecollaboration Carolin Fuchs, Tsz Yan Lo, Sneha Thapa
Chapter 5
Understanding L2 Teachers’ Attitudes via Their Uses of Multimodal Resources in Telecollaboration Meei-Ling Liaw, Sabrina Priego
Chapter 6
What’s with the Attitude? Exploring Attitudinal Resources in Telecollaboration for Teacher Education D. Joseph Cunningham, Marianna Ryshina-Pankova
Chapter 7
Researching Emotions and Attitude through Student Teachers’ Reflections on Telecollaborative Virtual Exchange Francesca Helm, Alice Baroni